Welcome to the SeaWiFS Bio-optical Archive and Storage System (SeaBASS), the publicly shared archive of in situ oceanographic and atmospheric data maintained by the NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG). For information on how to search for data, please refer to the "Get Data" menu options. For information about preparing files for submission to SeaBASS, refer to "Contribute Data."

Recent Data Updates

Date Investigator Cruise Parameters
2019-09-20 Craig Carlson EXPORTSNP abun_bacterioplankton,biovol_bacterioplankton
2019-09-20 Dennis Hansell EXPORTSNP DOC,TDN
2019-09-20 Susanne Menden-Deuer EXPORTSNP abun,u_ph,g,Chl_experiment,FSC-H,FL-H
2019-09-13 Collin Roesler [5 cruises] HPLC
2019-09-12 Deborah Steinberg EXPORTSNP fecalpellet_production_carbon
2019-09-09 Craig Carlson EXPORTSNP DOC,TOC,TDN,3H_Leu
2019-08-30 Jason Graff EXPORTSNP HPLC
2019-08-27 Emmanuel Boss EXPORTSNP ag
2019-08-27 Jason Graff EXPORTSNP prochlorococcus_abun,synechococcus_abun,picoeukaryote_abun,nanoeukaryote_abun
2019-08-27 Margaret Estapa EXPORTSNP fluxes



New: SST Validation

Results are now available from a new sea surface temperature (SST) validation system providing ground-truth of satellite-borne measurements via comparisons with coincident in situ temperature measurements. Successful match-ups are compiled into one global file per date for each different sensor, and made available via a simple web-based search engine and API. More info. Produced in collaboration with the SST group at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami.


A validation update

Recently released AERONET-OC data (Version 2, level 2.0) were processed for SeaBASS validation. These data were also used to create SeaBASS's first VIIRS-JPSS1 validation results.


Metadata Header Updates

Several new metadata headers have been created to make it easier to interpret useful information without users needing to manually parse external documents. These new headers are optional but recommended from now on:

  • instrument_model (e.g., PRR-800)
  • instrument_manufacturer (e.g., Biospherical_Instruments_Inc.)
  • calibration_date (e.g., 20190230)